Saturday, 19 May 2012

Miniature Portraits

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, USA, is putting its collection of about 170 miniature portraits online and has begun with 54 British portrait miniatures from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries (CLICK). The database is slow, so you need to click on a portrait and wait until something happens! This fine example is Richard Cosway's Portrait of Mary Frances (Fanny) Swinburne (c.1786) watercolour on ivory with a gold and enamel frame set with split pearls, size 2¾" x 2¼".


At 19/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Coxsoft another lovely piece and also a lovely display of the artists in the gallery of pictures.

At 19/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You're welcome.


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